First UK mare pregnant by Totilas

By: Horse Deals

First UK mare pregnant by Totilas
First UK mare pregnant by Totilas
The first mare to be confirmed pregnant by the world-beating dressage champion, Moorlands Totilas, has been confirmed as the 12-year-old Oldenburg mare Mrs Rouse (Rubinstein x Donnerhall).

The semen from the Trakhener stallion by Gribaldi is the most expensive in the history of dressage stallions at 5500 Euros.

Only 100 mares have been approved worldwide -- only 12 in the UK.

Application forms including CVs of the mares’ achievements had to be submitted out of which only the best mares were selected.

To date, Mrs Rouses has given birth to seven colts and her previous successes include a 2004 black Fuerst Heinrich colt, sold at the Vechta elite auction to a Belgian competition rider who trains with Anky van Grunsven, and a 2006 Stedinger colt going through o the final rounds of the 2008 Oldenburg stallion licensing.

Mrs Rouse (who currently has a foal at foot by De Niro) is owned by dressage breeder Mitzi Stillebroer at Queens Orchard in Essex.